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Now I've seen it all
Mar 5th, 2013 at 11:03am
 
Bit of a rant
I've been woodworking for a while now and working with tools my entire life. Some tools are good, some are cheap and some are just too darn expensive. Anyone who knows woodworking tools knows the name Festool. While I don't like to simply badmouth a company or brand if I don't like or use their product, I do feel compelled to mention this one.
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That's right, $350 for a stool on wheels with a drawer. Now knowing there brand and quality of tools, I'm sure it's the best stool on wheels with a drawer money can buy. I seriously want to know who is buying these things? I realize that prices continue to rise all the time, but sometimes I wander if I pulled a Rip Van Winkle.
If I polled 100 woodworkers and asked them, If you had $350 to spend on tools for your shop, what would you buy? I don't see this thing making the list.
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Reply #1 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 12:33pm
 
Yeap Ed!!! I would have to agree. If I wanted a stool, I would buy a stool, and if I wanted a drawer I may buy a cabinet. No wait I could buy several stools and cabinets for 350.00 ...LOL
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Reply #2 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 12:51pm
 
It doesn't even have a cup-holder...
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Reply #3 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 1:45pm
 
John Lawson wrote on Mar 5th, 2013 at 12:51pm:
It doesn't even have a cup-holder

Your not supposed to drink and drive.
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Reply #4 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 3:45pm
 
Len Layman wrote on Mar 5th, 2013 at 1:45pm:
Your not supposed to drink and drive



Ok Drink and Sit smiley=beer.gif
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Reply #5 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 6:13pm
 
No cozy for beer, oh wait your not supposed to drink and use power tools.  Oh wait you would be sitting and then it is okay to drink a beer.
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Reply #6 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 7:23pm
 
It should have a place to plug in your iPod or at least a grinding wheel to sharpen your gouges.

I might pay $20 for it
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Reply #7 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 10:21pm
 
Heck, the SnapOn roller stool with a drawer is only $100.  And they think their stuff is gold plated.
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Reply #8 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 11:09pm
 
I'll pass on that one!
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Reply #9 - Mar 6th, 2013 at 6:36am
 
it doesn't even look comfortable. looks kind of  like  my surface planer.  with  my  luck I  would  end up siting on the planer thinking it was the stool and bump the switch on it.  Ouch.
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Reply #10 - Mar 6th, 2013 at 8:00am
 
BULLS EYE, Ed!
That company does appear to make some  really nice, high quality stuff... but the pricing on most all of it makes me pass by very quickly. Like some others, I really wonder who buys it at those prices. Of course, there are a few other companies that could be accused of unrealistic pricing on some of their products as well. I am glad that we have other manufacturers with a good variety of quality tools at reasonable prices that we can choose from!
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Reply #11 - Mar 6th, 2013 at 9:54am
 
As a old man I can fall asleep most any place, but I don't think this thing would allow enought comfort, while you would not fall to far, for 350.00 dollars you don't even get a seat belt...geeezzz...
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Reply #12 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 6:42pm
 
Come on guys, it has pegboard sides.  You could hook your.. uh, hmmm, ahhh ... well maybe you wouldn't really hook anything there, but it does have pegboard sides.
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Reply #13 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 6:14am
 
Larry Whitlow wrote on Apr 9th, 2013 at 6:42pm:
Come on guys, it has pegboard sides.  You could hook your.. uh, hmmm, ahhh ... well maybe you wouldn't really hook anything there, but it does have pegboard sides. 


Those aren't peg board sides Larry.  They are air holes, in case you want to keep something living in the drawer Smiley
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Reply #14 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 10:40pm
 
They are vent holes alright, but they are designed for when you eat too many beans.  smiley=shake head.gif smiley=shake head.gif
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